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Katie Mesner-Hage

Jury Awards $25M in Med-Mal Amputation Case


A jury in Bridgeport considering a medical malpractice claim has awarded almost $25 million to a young Ansonia woman who lost her left leg below the knee because of a clot.

Katie Mesner-Hage

Jury Awards $25M in Med-Mal Amputation Case


A jury in Bridgeport considering a medical malpractice claim has awarded almost $25 million to a young Ansonia woman who lost her left leg below the knee because of a clot.

Cigna Hit With Racketeering Case Over Prescription Drug Costs

By R. Robin McDonald |

A Connecticut woman is accusing her insurance provider of using co-payments to overcharge for low-cost, generic prescriptions.

Diane Polan

Recent 'Champion of Liberty Award' Winner Diane Polan Passes Away


Longtime criminal defense lawyer Diane "Cookie" Polan of New Haven, known by her colleagues and the rest of the bar as fierce yet kind, passed away Friday morning.

MCLE Obligations To Be Tackled at November Event


An event is planned for next month to help attorneys learn more about what is required of them under the new state rule for mandatory continuing legal education, or MCLE, which goes into effect in 2017.

Ashleigh Backman, pro bono attorney manager, and Jonathan Caez, pro bono coordinator.

New Virtual Law Advice Clinic Aims to Help Low-Income Residents


The power of the internet is being harnessed to make it easier for low-income Connecticut residents to access legal advice, and to make it easier for pro bono attorneys to volunteer to help people who can't afford to pay for attorneys.

George Washington Bridge

The Port Authority Controversy and Connecticut


The Bridgegate trial in federal district court in Newark has shed important light on how business has been conducted at the top of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen

Conn. to Get $150K in Drug Case Settlement


Connecticut has joined in a $28 million state and federal settlement with a pharmaceutical company over alleged false claims related to the drug Depakote.

Former Hospital Employee Claims New Carpeting Made Her Sick


The former employee has accused Natchaug Hospital of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act for firing her after respiratory health issues kept her out of the office.

Robert Plant, left, and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, in concert in Chicago, Illinois, in 1977.

Copyright and a 'Stairway to Heaven'


Rolling Stone magazine has posted transcripts of the direct and cross-examinations of Jimmy Page, the guitarist for Led Zeppelin, in the copyright infringement lawsuit against the group and its music publishing company by two members of the band Spirit who wrote and performed the song "Taurus" back in the '60s.

Donald Trump

Trump Is Not Qualified


Donald Trump's continuing refusal to commit to accepting the results of the upcoming election disqualifies him from holding the high office that he seeks. It is really that simple.

David Rosen

Class Suit Seeks Damages for 'Demolition by Neglect' in New Haven

By Charles Toutant |

A class action filed Thursday in federal court for the District of Connecticut accuses the owner of a dilapidated New Haven apartment complex of "demolition by neglect."

Manufacturer Settles Suit for Falsely Claiming Lacrosse Helmet Met Safety Standards

By Charles Toutant |

The settlement includes a $350,000 award for attorneys fees in the class action suit filed against Performance Lacrosse Group.

Letter to the Editorial Board

Restorative justice programs that guide young people to take responsibility for their actions, make amends to the community and address the root causes of their behavior have proved successful in many states across the country.

Attorney Accused of Copying NFL Concussion Complaint in Suit Against WWE

The legal equivalent of folding chairs and ladders are flying in World Wrestling Entertainment’s concussion litigation involving some 50 former wrestlers.

In Clash Over Trump Article, a Lawyer’s Letter Goes Viral

David McCraw is used to working behind the scenes at the country’s largest metropolitan newspaper. Last week, he became part of the news.

Women Law Students Say Pay Disparity is Systemic Problem

Natalie Vernon has spent the past year drawing attention to gender inequality in all corners of the legal profession as president of the Harvard Law Women’s Law Association.

Creepy Clowns No Laughing Matter for This Lawyer

Attorney Mitch Jackson is a little freaked out by creepy clowns. It’s not because he’s encountered one of the snarling bozos scaring the bejeezus out of people around the globe. Or because he’s read Stephen King’s novel “It,” which some say is the origin of the phenomenon.

U.S. Companies Reviewing $600 Billion U.K. Investment Over Hard Brexit Fears

Major U.S. corporations are reviewing their U.K. investments due to concerns about the country’s continued access to the European single market, the Financial Times reports.

In Melania Trump Suit, Journalist Invokes Maryland’s Anti-SLAPP Law

Melania Trump’s defamation suit against a Maryland journalist is getting SLAPPed.

‘Bush v. Gore’ Lawyers Sound Off on Trump’s Debate Comments

Barry Richard bristles at comparisons between Donald Trump’s refusal this week to commit to accepting the results of the November election and Bush v. Gore in 2000.